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New exhibition opening at Laois Arthouse in Stradbally

The Stradbally branch of the Active Retirement Association (ARA) will launch their art exhibition entitled ‘Doorways of Stradbally’ at the Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally on Saturday May 6 at 1.30pm.

The exhibition will be officially launched by Anna May McHugh, the Managing Director of the National Ploughing Association of Ireland.

Included in the exhibition are twelve wonderful original paintings, each depicting a different historic doorway in the town.

The Active Retirement Group wanted to leave its stamp on the annals of Stradbally in some way.

Chairperson of the group Ette Kennedy suggested that they paint some of the Doorways on the Street in Stradbally.

This original idea captured the imagination of the artists of the group and thus the “Doorways of Stradbally” was born.

All paintings will be for sale with proceeds going back into the ARA.

The Stradbally ARA has been established for three years and currently has twenty members.

It is an open and inclusive organisation who aim to support and empower retired and semi-retired individuals in their community through a wide range of activities.

Commenting on the upcoming exhibition Anna May McHugh said: “I extend my congratulations to the Stradbally Active Retirement Group on their initiative and I sincerely hope their work will be appreciated.”

Visitors are welcome to view the exhibition at the Laois Arthouse Gallery in Stradbally from Saturday 6th May until the closing date on Thursday 1st June.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.